Paul Jennings

Chief Executive
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG


Paul was born, raised and educated in Birmingham. He brings 40 years of NHS experience, over 20 of which as a chief officer or chief executive.

He has led a wide range of NHS organisations, as well as being recognised both regionally and nationally for his work. This has included: perinatal services, critical care, renal and transplantation services, services for older people, and chairing a number of clinical networks and task groups to deliver improved services.

Paul was made a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health by Distinction in 2010. Currently Paul is chief executive of Birmingham and Solihull CCG and system lead for the recently authorised ICS.

Paul has considerable experience as a trustee and non-executive. He has just stepped down after serving ten years as trustee and latterly chair of the ExtraCare Charitable Trust. He is also chair of the Gold Standards Framework, which delivers training and education in end-of-life care and accredits the standards of care in a range of health and care settings.

Paul has recently been appointed as a trustee of his local Hospice, St. Giles in Staffordshire. In January, Paul was announced as the chair of Hospice UK.